A phone call to  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, historic though it may be, will have to suffice for the moment while the offer of an “encounter” is put on hold. The White House tweeted a photo this afternoon to commemorate the occasion.

It wasn’t lost on some that the president’s phone call with Iran’s president came at the end of a week in which congressional Republicans have been accused of holding the country hostage and negotiating with “a bomb strapped to their chest.”

Still waiting for that phone call…